She’s Not a Penguin

A penguin

(sweet seeming

from your far off glance)

This chosen animal

is really not

your cuddly vision of it

.

Said the woman

In the bottle

“I want to be

Sweet seeming

I want to change.

I even look the part.”

.

But could she act the part?

The penguin waddled~

Tried to walk on wattle~

But fast.

She got angry!

.

The angry red

of the bowtie

on a penguin.

.

~

.

But wait.

Penguins

don’t wear bow ties,

it’s a fake!

.

She’s not a penguin!

It’s not her nature!

It’s just habit.

.

~

.

“It hurts”

Ingrained

Pain

“I don’t want

to change,

it’s been so long

and I’ve gotten used to…

.

Always being-

En garde

.

“How can I

Be the kind person

you want

.

when I bare my beak

in fear

you will

As you always have

Revert.”

.

Into the snarling leopard seal

.

Frightened~

Zoo penguin~

Falls into old actions.

.

New actions

Change

Will take

Time 

2 thoughts on “She’s Not a Penguin

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s